Seville, Spain

Postcard: Seville, Spain

Thanks to the many historical highlights, Seville is seen by many people as the most beautiful city of Andalusia and Spain.

  • The city of Seville (or Sevilla in spanish) is the capital of the Spanish region and province of Andalusia.
  • It is the fourth largest city in Spain.
  • In the cultural, political, economic and artistic realms, Seville is the most important southern Spanish city.
  • It is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, considering all the Arabic influences, the narrow winding streets, parks and the large historic centre – Barrio de Santa Cruz.
  • Barrio de Triana, a district of Seville is seen as the birthplace of flamenco, the typical Spanish dance and music.
  • Seville is famous for its Mudéjar architecture, which is a mix of Islamic and Catholic architectural styles.
  • The inhabitants of Seville have their own typical non-official dialect, called sevillanos.
  • Seville’s old town, with an area of 4 square kilometres, contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.
  • The Seville harbour, located about 80 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain.
  • The city was founded as the Roman city of Hispalis.
  • Seville has a Mediterranean climate with very hot summers. The temperatures in Andalusia regularly rise above 40 degrees Celsius and the winters are generally very mild. 
Photo: Francisco Colinet
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